Chickpea & coriander burgers

Chickpea & coriander burgers

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 10 mins Plus chilling

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

High in fibre, low in fat and counting as 2 of your 5-a-day, this tasty veggie burger delivers on every level

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freeze cooked or uncooked
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
344
protein
15g
carbs
56g
fat
8g
saturates
1g
fibre
6g
sugar
6g
salt
1.3g

Ingredients

  • 400g can chickpeas, drained
  • zest 1 lemon, plus juice ½
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • small bunch coriander, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 100g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 medium red onion, ½ diced, ½ sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 small wholemeal buns
  • 1 large tomato, sliced, ½ cucumber, sliced and chilli sauce, to serve

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Method

  1. In a food processor, whizz the chickpeas, lemon zest, lemon juice, cumin, half the coriander, the egg and some seasoning. Scrape into a bowl and mix with 80g of the breadcrumbs and the diced onions. Form 4 burgers, press remaining breadcrumbs onto both sides and chill for at least 10 mins.
  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan until hot. Fry the burgers for 4 mins each side, keeping the heat on medium so they don’t burn. To serve, slice each bun and fill with a slice of tomato, a burger, a few red onion slices, some cucumber slices, a dollop of chilli sauce and the remaining coriander.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2011

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ela_yar's picture
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Really tasty and easy to make. I stuck to the recipe and fried the burges, they turned out nice and moist. Ate them with Wäsa cracker bread.

katiemurphy01's picture
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I added a small amount of crumbled feta, pan fried them to get them crispy and then put them in the oven for 15 mins. I also made my own breadcrumbs using wholemeal seeded bread. They were delicious!!! In the future I would consider adding some chopped toasted nuts for a bit of crunch.

domingal's picture
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Lovely, so quick and cheap too. I added a fresh red chilli to mine for extra kick. Great served with wedges and a salad

jobrett's picture
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I love theses, they are so easy and so tasty. I used a lime instead of a lemon and it worked well with the extra zing in it. have also done them with lemon and equally as good.

lizleicester's picture
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Had them without the buns and they were fine but improved the following day when the lemon was more detectable.

jennyhw's picture
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Made these for tea tonight. They are really good and so easy. I followed the suggestion and fried the onion for a few mins first I also made 8 smaller burgers which cooked fine and did'nt fall apart at all. Great recipe and one I will defo make again.

imorra's picture
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Yes, they do remind me of falafels but they are such a healthy and delicious alternative to burgers/frozen veggie burgers! I love them and in order to stay free off cholesterol I only used egg whites. Works just as well.

ainetryan's picture
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Made these last night and cooked them on the gas BBQ. Very tasty and held together excellently, which is rare for veggie burgers. Might try next time with a smidgen of grated cheddar in the mix...

rheahardy's picture
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These were lovely- and normally i am no fan of the chickpea!! I blended everything together in one and it worked fine. Added a chilli for heat. Smaller burgers worked better than larger ones that seemed to fall apart. Served in wraps with natural yogurt and sweet chilli.

killfrill's picture
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Must have been my mistake - but the burgers got completely destroyed in the pan. So I basically found myself with a pan of crumbs :(
Served the few presentable bits with pan fried cherry tomatoes and a fresh mint, yoghurt and mayonnaise dressing. Although the taste wasn't bad at all, I'm SO not making this recipe again...unless someone is revealing me the trick to make these burgers stay together!

lynz_hewitt's picture
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Great recipe, even managed to get my meat loving boyfriend to like them! Becoming a regular in this house.

sadiem's picture
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These are good, very,very good. Followed the recipie exactly and served with salad and natural yoghurt with a little tomato ketchup and harrisa mixed together as a dressing. SO easy to make and they can be frozen so are always on hand when I get the muchies... mmm

fatimamat's picture

Very tasty and easy to make. I followed the recipe but also added parsleyand crushed red pepper. My 12 year old loved them and asked for more. this recipe is definitely a keeper. Thank you!

beanslover's picture
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Added a red chilli, covered in breadcrumbs and sesame seeds. V tasty and quick, but found it wet, so will mix without egg next time, and see if that makes it firmer.

babsfazekas's picture
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I added tzatziki to the buns and this was tasty, fun and easy to make. However, I don't think frying the burgers in 1 tablespoon olive oil really works that well. It took much longer than 4 mins on each side for them to get crispy, I kept having to add more oil and the sides still remained soft and soggy. Frying them falafel style might work better, or some kind of oven baking/grilling combo might do the trick. Will probably make again and experiment as the final result was really quite tasty. Sweet chilli compliments this well, oddly enough.

kasiakoczwara's picture
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GREAT!!!!!

jb5370's picture
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Very tasty although I found it a little dry. I did grill rather than fry so perhaps that was why. Added the chopped onion to the blender rather than just to the mix and this worked well. Plenty for four even though it doesn't look like it from the basic ingredients! Filling.

clare66uk's picture
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Wow these are good! The coriander tastes great and easy to do. I used a normal onion as I didn't have a red one. yum

klareh101's picture
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These were great. They freeze really well, i froze mine before cooking and when required just defrosted them and fried them up. Sweet chilli sauce really complements the flavour of the coriander and lemon.

fairjopug's picture
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I loved these!! The only thing i would do differently next time (as i loved the crispy outside) is make them half the size and have 2 in each bun but they are perfectly delicious as they are!

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